Career Technical Education

Agriculture & Natural Resources

The Agriculture and Natural Resources pathways emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Mechanics, Agriscience, Animal Science, Forestry and Natural Resources, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant and Soil Science. Integral components are classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience projects, and leadership and interpersonal skills development which prepare students for continued training, advanced educational opportunities, or entry into a career.

Department & Programs Offered

Horticulture (HORT)

  • Arboriculture Skills
  • General Horticulture & Crop Production
  • Landscape Horticulture
  • Crop Production

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Agricultural Technology (AgTech)

  • Agricultural Technology

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Biotechnology (BIO)

  • Biotechnology Certificates

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Job Market

Typical Position / Salary Per Year*

  • Florist/Floral Designer
    $35,602
  • Landscape Design/Architect
    $63,810
  • First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
    $50,905
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
    $60,838
  • Agricultural Technician
    $36,480
  • Biological Technicians
    $43,800
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
    $51,770
  • Quality Control Inspectors
    $37,340
  • *Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

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